Madeline McInnis reflects on the recent season finale of RiverdaleWritten by mmcinnis on 5th July 2018
Netflix: International Programming Taking the World by Storm
TV Editor Matt Dawson looks at some of the subtitled highlights brought to you from around the world by Netflix
As a streaming platform, Netflix is one of the biggest and arguably the most-culturally influential. Without wanting to sound dramatic, it could be said that the company has changed the way we view television altogether. And slowly, they might be helping to introduce another positive change: the exposition of TV shows in languages other than English. This is not the first time something like this has been attempted – Channel 4 launched Walter Presents as part of their online, on-demand service All 4 (and if you haven’t heard of it, you should definitely check it out), but Netflix has the power to take that to a whole new level, especially with their celebrated “Original” stamp. Already there is a lot to choose from, from South Korea teenage dramas to German supernatural thrillers, but here are a few of my personal highlights.
“If you imagine a nightmarish version of The Apprentice mixed with The Hunger Games, you wouldn’t be far off
Club de Cuervos
“Part zany comedy, part melodramatic telenovela, Club de Cuervos is equally hilarious and gripping
La Casa de Papel
“La Casa de Papel is in the running for the best show of 2018
Parts 1 and 2 of La Casa de Papel, the first three seasons of Club de Cuervos and the first season of 3% are all available to stream via Netflix, with the second season of 3% arriving on 27th April and La Balada de Hugo Sánchez arrives from 17th June.